Undertake appraisals of functional movement

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SISFFIT418A, 'Undertake appraisals of functional movement'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Prepare clients for postural appraisal.

1.1. Undertake exercise screening of clients using recognised screening tool according to organisational policies and procedures.

1.2. Explain the aims of postural appraisal and the procedure for the appraisal to clients.

1.3. Discuss the importance of identifying postural variances and explain the relationship between posture and injury prevention to clients.

1.4. Inform clients of the legal and ethical limitations of the role of a exercise trainer according to legislation and regulatory requirements.

1.5. Select relevant postural screening tool and screening tests appropriate to the client.

1.6. Organise and prepare appraisal equipment as required.

2. Assess client's range of movement.

2.1. Conduct movement tests to evaluate the client's joint mobility according to industry standards.

2.2. Administer tests using appropriate equipment according to organisational policies and procedures.

2.3. Identify restrictions in range of movement and recommend client seeks external assistance if abnormal range of movement is observed.

2.4. Record assessment results using a standardised method and explain results to the client.

3. Analyse client's static posture.

3.1. Conduct a static postural appraisal of the client using an appropriate posture analysis tool according to organisational policies and procedures.

3.2. Compare the client's posture to the ideal postural alignment in order to identify common postural variances.

3.3. Analyse the symmetrical development of muscles to identify any muscular deficits.

3.4. Identify and record joints, muscles and connective tissues that may require strengthening and or stretching.

3.5. Record assessment results and explain the results to clients according to organisational policies and procedures.

3.6. Recommend clients with postural variances or concerns seek external assistance according to organisational policies and procedures.

4. Observe client's dynamic posture.

4.1. Observe the client's dynamic posture while performing simple fitness exercises according to legislation and regulatory requirements and organisational policies and procedures.

4.2. Analyse client movements to determine joint movement, muscle action and the role of muscle contraction.

4.3. Correct poor technique likely to cause postural variances and explain the potential for injury to clients.

4.4. Record information and provide feedback to clients according to organisational policies and procedures.

4.5. Recommend clients with dynamic postural variances or concerns seek external assistance according to organisational policies and procedures.

5. Provide information to clients relating to posture.

5.1. Provide information about the common causes of poor posture to clients.

5.2. Provide strategies to address poor posture and reduce the likelihood of injury.

5.3. Discuss the role of appropriate exercise technique, when correcting inappropriate posture.

5.4. Advise clients of exercises or activities that are contraindicated or may further exacerbate any postural variance.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISFFIT418A appears in the following qualifications: